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♪ live from the bay area's new station this is kron 4 news @ 4:00. >> our big story at 4:00 investigators continue to search for the cause of the san bruno explosion that killed seven people and destroyed 37 homes. one possible cause is microbiological corrosion that could cause the pipe to fail. kate thompson is live in san bruno and kate, this type of groschen was determined to be the reason for the pipe explosion in new mexico about 10 years ago. >> yes it was investigators are trying to determine if the micro was the reason and the cause for the blast in san bruno and as he said federal investigators did determine that this microbe was
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the cost for >> the >> take a look side by side of the striking similarities the crater on the left was caused by the gas line explosion in san bruno, the greater on the right was left by the gas when explosion in mexico in 2000. federal investigators ruled the cause of the arizona of pipeline was internal corrosion. it then because a significant reduction in the pipes thickness. the corrosion was a combination of microbes and moisture. according to the san francisco chronicle pg&e told state regulators last year if that they were concerned about groschen in this section of pipe that ruptured in san bruno. erosion is rare and the utility has made seven repairs for that type of for corrosion in the past five years. when the findings by federal investigators in the arizona blast was that the gas company fell to prevent or detect
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internal groschen in the pipe and that a major safety issue is the inadequacy of the gas company's internal corrosion testing. >> >> federal investigators told today they have not ruled out any caused the blast they continue to look at anything that might be a possibility and they have not begun an inspection on the three sections of pipe which they took to washington d.c.. in a couple of weeks they say they will have their initial investigation that report will be put out to the public. we want to show you the clean up which is going on in san bruno you can see the heavy equipment that they have out here they are cleaning up many of these homes that have been completely destroyed moving at the burned out cars and many conspiracy on the street. the tires are completely gone they're just sitting on the hubcap but they're trying to clear out a lot of the cement,
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the bricks and all of the debris that is here and they plan to be out here for a couple more weeks terry did we ever report rob who took a tour of the site today. >> >> one block at a time demolition crews are removing what's left of the homes here in claremont avenue for chimneys are about the only survivors of the fire storm and now they too are coming down. gen earthmovers are clearing the rubble away metal and concrete mostly but everything must go foundations even the dirt beneath them. the cars are going to and they are everywhere. the mix of models nearly indistinguishable at first glance. so did workers are using fire hoses to keep the dust down and try to lie with plastic added treat street sweeper keeps the sand away from storm drays and this measures toxics in the air so far so good. a melted plastic trash bin and melted windshield and a flag and a light pole are a few of the images one sees up close and the blast zone. what's left of
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an orchid. but they are images being raised to one dream at a time as residents hope to turn the page toward a new beginning. in san bruno rob kron 4 news. >> >> homeowners who signed up to have their house cleaned up by the county will not have to worry about putting the bill the county is picking up the tab for cleaning up all the homes and they say that will cost around $2 million. reporting live in san bruno kron 4 news. >> we're learning more about the gas transmission pipelines and the city of san francisco. they've finally provided the city, be of a map showing all the gas transmission and distribution lines in san francisco. the city officials are not releasing it to the public at this time due to security concerns. fire chief said an initial review is reassuring. >> the pressure of the line in san bruno is approximately three
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and 75 lbs. per square inch as one and told. the lines come into san francisco are about half that or less than half that. approximately 145 to 1 50 lbs. coming into the city. it's since some of the southeast corner of the city and in a much more concentrated area not in the densely populated area of san francisco. we could probably released general information so the public and be reassured on certainly reassured after the preliminary review of the maps in maine and schedules. there's some work that needs to be done i don't have specific will get but i do also believe that it's valid to be concerned about so and that might have this information then not might not be thinking about it. >> city officials will meet with p g any again next wednesday and will ask for more details on the
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age and maintenance of the city's pipelines. meanwhile a memorial service is being held right now for three members of the polis family he see the pictures here. the remains of 17 year-old william his father gregory and his grandmother were positively identified this week. kron 4 joins us live from the memorial which is being held. >> people started coming to this church about two hours ago the funeral service officially started a few minutes ago at 4:00 at this church. it's the first presbyterian church here in birmingham i continue to many members of the san bruno city coming here to remember those three family members that you just talked about william was 17, gregory was 50 and love on the grandmother who is 85. i anderson and gregory was in the navy and that's why military officials said today they will
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be presenting him with a full military honors today. we're told that this church expecting about 702,000 people to attend this funeral service here today. i noticed a lot of people are still walking to the church as we speak. live in burlingame kron 4 news. >> stay with kron 4 for continuing coverage of the san bruno gas line explosion and you can also had to or website www.kron4.com where we have comprehensive coverage on our special section there. a federal judge has cleared the way for california's first execution since 2006. this after the state's revised its lethal injection procedure is the one condition of the role condemned inmates must be given a choice of been executed with one drug instead of the usual three. corrections officials have scheduled the execution of alberta greenwood brown for next wednesday he was convicted of
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the 1980 rape and murder of a 15 year-old girl from riverside county. >> we just got new information into the investigation of a sexual assault that happened at the park regency apartments and walnut creek last week. we want to show you video of that apartment complex. we understand police interviewed people living here and a nearby apartment many are saying the man had been going door to door is trying sell carpet cleaning services around the time of the attack. he's described as a white man 6 ft. tall medium build that was the same description as last week's assault. we'll keep you posted. >> sunny and warmer out there this afternoon temperatures in the '80s and nine. overall
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temperatures are up about 10 degrees in its 78 degrees for the most part. were going to continue to warm up into tomorrow all have more on the heat wave coming up in just a bed. stay with us will be right heat wave coming up in just a bed. stay with us will be right back after this. lots of us are sick or hurt we have four times as many emotional problems as other kids i'll have to move over and over again. i'm twice as likely to drop out of high school. there's a 50-50 chance i'll end up homeless. not everyone can be a foster parent but anyone can help a foster child.
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our state has a huge deficit. meg whitman's plan will make it billions worse by eliminating the capital gains tax for wealthy investors, including herself. economists say her plan will "rip a hole in the budget" and is "deeply flawed". analysts for the l.a. times say whitman's plan is a "pure handout" to the rich creating a "huge risk" to schools and public safety. jerry brown's against this unfair giveaway because it will take billions from our children when we can least afford it. get california working again-for all of us.
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dow closing 190 points to close at 10,860. the nasdaq up 54 points at 2381 points. rob black what happened today? >> this summer is over, or 61% retracement from the awful crash in 2008 technically that's a good place to be. europe is a little bit stronger in the manufacturing base. germany's
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confidence is up and then we ended the week higher. it was nice for straight up weeks. >> are we going to see 4000. >> and not so good with a crystal ball pit tech companies are making a lot of money if we do have 11,000 at the dow people like oracle came out and said i'm going to be by conductor companies. would be doing by saying semiconductors but it's because they've cash, cash, cash been held back. >> nike is up-to-date. >> nike's sitting in all time high a it's nice i'm a loyal nike follower there's really down in adidas in the world world of footwear. their dominant and they do buybacks they said their manufacturing overseas it which is so irresponsible but fantastic for shareholders. this is a company
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wanted to highlight today because there are great companies hitting all-time highs they need to add these companies like mcdonald's to the portfolio. i can all time high you 1 all good quality companies especially nike because they have that china grows about 25%. >> housing is not so great. >> new homes sales were just not making them but on one hand it that's great news a large part because the supply is limited out there, on the other hand there's no demand for them. the home builder's been flashing prices but their stocks are starting to go higher on this news because it shows are finally being responsible and stop making them until the demand comes. >> alright rob will check with your anal segment and a little bit. we'll be right back.
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you inhale, they inhale. millions of children continue to be exposed to secondhand smoke. secondhand smoke causes asthma, a disease that cannot be cured. protect your loved ones. pretty high up there today temperatures widespread in the '80s we even have 92 in santa
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rosa, 90 in fairfield and warm clothes to the coast. we're going to get warmer than this into the weekend. pretty mild start to the day tomorrow the green on your screen all temperatures in the '60s, the places in the blue lincoln in the upper 50s will be pretty warm to start the day and it will get hot real quick. in the noon hour temperatures in the east bay area wide even along the coastline look all the yellow temperatures in the 76 up four. way as you see a little green here that will stay in the '60s. in to the afternoon the '90s will creep and will have many more 90s out there tomorrow. let's take a look neighborhood by neighborhood. 93 santa rosa, nine in san rafael, 90 now boff, 90 in fremont same thing in san jose and 76 along the coastline. your kron 47 day around the bay forecast taking occurs on monday when we had the
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triple digits inland and the most live right back down to cooler temperatures by the end of next week. >> san jose colleges on high alert after two assaults cases in two weeks. as greg tells us the attacks are believed to be unrelated it against women who were targeted on the edge of the campus. >> one of the number of precautions the schools encouraging females to take as they investigate to assaults including a rape. september 13th in the science building parking lot a woman was forced the networks are run 6:00 a.m. and raped by an african-american latino man weighing 200 lbs.. she managed to get away. the description was different from the first suspect. please see the cases are not likely connected. a student and faculty your love for about what will happen next.
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>> that means someone needs to be proactive about doing something different. >> both incidents happen on the edge of campus and the other on the eastern side by more park. authorities suspected may be transience and they school stepping patrols. >> the school is also working with san as a police to catch the suspects. >> meanwhile some arrests have been made in a number of high- profile crimes this year due to an unusual surge in tips coming into one east bay police department. kron 4 ticks look at this new trend. there's been a
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turnaround in the overall attitude in the community as a relates to people coming forward in helping investigators solve crimes. oakland police say tips of lead to many lesser-known case is being sold but point to a pair of high-profile crimes like the murder in oakland the town back in april after releasing the city of two suspects they were arrested following tips phoned in by the community. back in july the murder and a virginia man in town of line for a tropical go. oakland police arrested these two suspects following this video been released to the public. as for why people are suddenly more willing to help police one cop told me people here are fed up with all the crime in the city. in oakland kron 4 news. >> a live look outside of friday traffic in the golden gate bridge in boy look at this back up in both directions. traffic
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headed towards marin county moving slow but look at the back of heading into san francisco all real slow move there if you're heading out of the house keep this in mind. we'll be right back much more news ahead.
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petrov stood a huge offering. is now the time to buy. >> it's the brazilian exxon is the best way to explain it. by doing in offering their basically brought shares to the people and saying we $1 billion taxi from own part of our oil company. they really ask for a lot of money at a very premium price at most offerings that's a good price to get inaccurate investment bankers are looking around saying how much we think this is worse for the shares will have a good investment banking feel for it. brazil has
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that kind of we don't quite trust unlike russian politics. he probably won a we a couple weeks for to get a little bit weaker and then picked up shares. >> you're always a little shaky about investing internationally unless you really know what you're doing. >> i say hire the professionals or a get index funds to get the exposure. pitcher box is very sexy because as brazil and its oil >> was a fair price to pay for financial expert. >> he wanted to pay 0 percent to a fidelity advisor and then someone was offering him 1 1/2% and if you want inexpert someone who's going to get to know you've come your house and know you have kids in college planning needs and of a disease that runs in your family. he won a pay 1.25%. >> you have to pay for? >> or you can pay our lead but
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they tend to not commit to getting to know you will or plugging numbers and kicking it out. fidelity has three advisory which is for a cookie cutter think the right answer if your higher net worth spend the money get someone to get to know you if you're in a low net worth to yourself. >> if you like to send rob any mail sent it to rob it at rob black.com
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